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Fall calendar: special events 

Special events

AppleUmpkin Festival Sep 23-24. Craft vendors, food, entertainers. Gaslight Village, Wyoming. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 495-9940,

Astronomicon 10 Nov 10-12. Celebrating women in science fiction. Clarion Riverside Downtown, 120 Main St. $20-$30. 342-4697,

Autumn Festival of Ales Sep 30. Fireman's Field, Monroe St, HoneoyeFalls. 1-5 p.m. $17-$20. 624-4386,

Bacchnalia Nov 24. Greek wine, women, food festival. Main Street Armory, 900 E Main St. 232-3221,

Barktober Fest Sep 30. Walk for animals, food, music, activities for families and pets, Humane Society at Lollypop Farm, Fairport. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 223-1330,

Cohocton Fall Foliage Fest Oct 5-8. Tractor pulls, tree-sitting, crafts. Village Green, Cohocton. 384-5287,

Civil War Encampment Sep 29-30. Granger Homestead, 295 N Main St, Canandaigua. 2-4:30 p.m. (Sep 29), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Sep 30). $2-$5. 394-1472.

Community Garage Sales/Super Fleas Oct 8, 15. Rochester Public Market, 280 N Union St. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 428-6907.

Corn Hill Holiday Tour Dec 2. Visit charming homes in the 19th-century neighborhood. Landmark Society of Western New York. 9 a.m., noon, 3 p.m. $15. 546-7029,

Corn Hill Navigation Cruises through Oct 31. cruises aboard the Mary Jemison river boat (daily noon), and the Sam Patch packet boat (daily noon, 2, 4 p.m.). $6-$12. 262-5661.

Creepy Freaky Bootiki Halloween Party Oct 28. Costume contest. Main Street Armory, 900 E Main St. 8 p.m. (Oct 21). 232-3221,

Fairport Scarecrow Festival Oct 14. Specialty scarecrow display, market, food. Downtown Fairport. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 377-5880.

Fall Harvest Festival Sep 23-24. Family activities, fireworks, camping. Arboretum at Kent Park, Webster. 1-8:30 p.m. (Sep 23). Free (camping $20 per family). 872-2911, www.websterparksandrecreation.

Fall Into Canandaigua Oct 7. Scarecrow contests, pie-making, crafts. Main Street, Canandaigua. Noon-5 p.m. 396-0500,

Festival of Trees Nov 11-Dec 3. Theme-decorated trees and wreaths. Granger Homestead, 295 N Main St, Canandaigua. Mon-Wed 1-5 p.m., Thu-Fri 1-7 p.m., Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 394-1472.

Ghost Walk Oct 20-21, 27-28. Lantern walks to find ghosts and discover Rochester's gory past. Landmark Society of Western New York. $8-$15. 546-7029,

Great Bowls of Fire Chili Cookoff Nov 17. GeneseeCenter for the Arts & Education, 713 Monroe Ave. 6-9 p.m. $15-$40. 244-1730,

Great Pumpkin Walk Oct 14. Walk through hundreds of carved jack-o-lanterns. Ontario Fairgrounds, Route 10, Canandaigua. 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Rain date: Oct 15.) 398-2424.

Harvest Jamboree and Country Fair Sept 24. Rochester Public Market, 280 N Union St. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 428-6907.

HighFalls Film Festival Nov 8-13. Film festival highlighting women. Little and Dryden theaters.

Hilton Apple Festival Sep 30-Oct 1. Arts and crafts, car show, apple treats, Community Center, between Heinz and Henry streets, Hilton., 234-3378.

Hispanic Heritage Events Sep 27: Cuisine and Historical Figures Night (Flint Street Community Center, 5-7 p.m.) | Oct 4: Quinceanero (City Hall) | Oct 5: Spanish Heritage Dinner (North Street Community Center, 6-8 p.m.); Celebration of Hispanic Heritage (Webster Community Center, 7-8:30 p.m.) | Oct 11: Evening of Hispanic Culture and Food (Edgerton Community Center, 5-7 p.m.) | Oct 12: Hispanic Heritage Celebration (Avenue D Community Center, 6-8 p.m.) | 428-6755.

Holiday Bazaar Nov 17-19. Exhibitors, crafts, art, books, live music, benefits RochesterMuseum and ScienceCenter, 657 East Ave. $4-$7, kids free. 271-1880,

Holiday Festival of Crafts Nov 24-26. Rochester Folk Art Guild, HarleySchool, 1981 Clover St.

Holidays at the Homestead Craft Faire Nov 3-4. Granger Homestead, 295 N Main St, Canandaigua. 3-8 p.m. (Nov 3), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Nov 4). $1. 394-1472.

Holidays at the Market Dec 3, 10, 17. Rochester Public Market, 280 N Union St. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 428-6907.

ImageOut Oct 6-15. Gay/lesbian film and video festival.

Inside Downtown Tour Sep 29-30. Self-guided tours; explore hip lofts and skyscraper views. Landmark Society of Western New York. 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Sep 29), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sep 30). $20. 546-7029,

Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show and SaleOct 7-9. Highbanks Recreation Area, LetchworthState Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 237-3517,

Meliora Weekend Oct 6-8.Speakers, homecoming events, regatta. University of RochesterRiver Campus.

Metro Justice Alternative Fair Dec 1-2. FirstUnitarianChurch, 220 S Winton Rd. $3. 325-2560,

Mount Hope Cemetery Tours Through Oct 29, general tours Sat 1-3 p.m., Sun 2-4 & 3-5 p.m. Specialty tours Sep 23 ("Geology at Mount Hope," noon-2 p.m.), Sep 30 ("Rochester's Visionaries and Inventors," 10:30 a.m.), Oct 14 ("A Circle of Friends: An Abolitionists' Tour," 10:30 a.m.), Oct 21 ("The Back 40," noon-2 p.m.), Oct 28 ("Fall Foliage Tour," noon-2 p.m.), Oct 28 & 31 ("Grand Finale Luminaria Tours," 7-8:30 p.m. North Gatehouse, 791 Mount Hope Ave. Free; specialty tours $3-$5. 461-3494,

Murder Mystery at Strathallan Oct 28. "Hattie's Halloween Haunting." Strathallan Hotel, 550 East Ave. 461-5010, x 7924.

Naples Grape Festival Sep 23-24. Grape stomping contest, wine tours, grape pie contest, arts and crafts, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 374-2240,

Oktoberfest Oct 20-21. Main Street Armory, 900 E Main St. 5-11 p.m. (Oct 20), 3-11 p.m. (Oct 21). 232-3221,

Old Tyme Webster Community Faire Sep 30. Revolutionary War reenactments, antique dealers. Firemen's Field, Ridge Rd, Webster. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $2-$5. 2675-3308.

Pagan Pride Festival Sep 23. Ellison Park, Blossom Rd. 10 a.m.-6:15 p.m. 964-2736,

Park Ave Holiday Open House Nov 30. Holiday music, horse-drawn wagons, Santa. Park Avenue from Culver to Alexander. 5-9 p.m.

Psychic and Healing Fair Oct 7. Brighton Town Park, Westfall Rd. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. 288-6386.

River Romance Oct 6-8. Hiking, tours, bike and boat rides, workshops celebrating Genesee River. Genesee Valley Park, Ontario Beach Park, Maplewood Rose Garden, Lighthouse, UR. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. 428-6770, 428-6767,

Women's Expo Nov 11. Exhibits regarding contemporary women's issues. Dome Center, Monroe County Fairgrounds, Henrietta. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 264-9955,

In This Guide...

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    Biking: Beware the four-wheeled monsters

    How bicyclists can survive in a city built for cars

    Music: The fall line-up

    All the concerts you need to see (and hear)

    Theater: Remembering August Wilson

    Geva begins a five-year tribute to the late, great American playwright

    Fall calendar: theater

    Theater LOCAL Aquilla Theatre Company Nov 17: Romeo and Juliet |NazarethCollegeArtsCenter, 8 p.m. $35-$45. 389-2170,

    Fall calendar: families

    Family events Adventure Family and Team Challenge Sept 23.

    Fall calendar: visual arts

    Art LOCAL

    Family: Out of your gourd

    How to keep the kids busy this fall, from tykes to teens

    Classical: Mercury rising

    The upstart opera company heads into Season 2 with high hopes

    Fall calendar: wine

    Finger Lakes Winery Events Acoustic Newt Wednesdays through December.

    Fall calendar: literature & lectures

    Literature and lectures "According to Anthony" Luncheon Lecture Series Oct 9: Bob Cooney, Women's History Project, "Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Suffrage Movement" | Nov 13: Sally Dodgson, "Helen Barrett Montgomery Comes to Tea" | Dec 11: PepsyKettavong, sculptor, Colleen Hurst, historian, "Let's Have Tea --- The Making of a Monumental Memory" | Carriage House, 19 Madison St. Noon-1:30 p.m. $20.

    Fall calendar: classical

    Classical Chamber Music Rochester (586-5690, ) Oct 8: "Our 30th Year: The Grand Opening," Hochstein Music School, 50 N Plymouth Ave, 8 p.m. | Nov 19: "Shostakovich: His Life and Times," MemorialArtGallery, 500 University Ave, 8 p.m.

    Hiking: Happy trails

    Three local hikes with the promise of fabulous fall foliage

    Film: Legends of the fall

    What flicks have Oscar hopes...and what ones don't


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